Local children's book author & illustrator Julie Hampton will be at The Book Catapult for a kids storytime on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00pm. Julie will read from and sign her new illustrated kids book, Betty Builds It.
Combining humor and art with STEM subjects of science, technology, and math, Betty Builds It explores a burgeoning friendship between a genius engineering robot girl and her sweet younger brother who just wants to support his sister. Betty could build just about anything. Whatever she needs, she can make it for herself. But with a screen as her parental unit and her baby brother Toby who can’t do much, Betty longs for a friend—so she builds one! While Toby struggles to get his sister’s attention, Betty continues to build and build, until finally she realizes what she was looking for was beside her the whole time. Betty Builds It is a sweet family story of the new friendship between siblings, and also celebrates and promotes women and girls in science.
Julie Hampton is a children’s book author and illustrator, architect, and proud feminist. She creates stories and art that showcase her offbeat humor, and loves to promote girls and women through her work. Julie lives in San Diego, CA.